Flowers for Ganesha #WordlessWednesday

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There is an air of festive activity in Mumbai . Whether it is a private celebration at home or a community celebration, hectic preparations are afoot to receive Ganesha. Especially in the flower markets that are filled with flowers for Ganesha.

Thankfully, the rain gods are giving us a breather. And the flower markets are full of seasonal blooms and exotic flowers. For several years now fake flowers people prefer fake flowers. Unfortunately, they aren’t always aesthetically pleasing. Also, people forget that Ganesha’s favourite flowers are red hibiscus and balsam.

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At street corners,  temporary pandals are being set up. These structures already have the larger idols in place.

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You can also spot rickety traffic control towers at street corners. These help traffic police ensure smooth traffic flow.

I’m looking forward to welcoming Lord Ganesh to our home . Today I will start the clean up and look around for flowers for my Ganesha.

Does your city see any  public celebration? 


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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. A similar sight can be seen in Pune as well. People are getting ready to welcome Bappa. The shops are loaded with flowers and other decorative things. Pandals are under progress all over the city. Yes, the festival season has arrived!

  2. The garlands are so colorful and pretty. Yep, we have public celebrations like Thaipusam and Diwali over here on our side of the pond.

    Happy Wednesday, Unishta.
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  3. In two weeks we will have something called LUMA, a two night festival where beautiful animated displays are projected onto buildings in downtown Binghamton, New York. The same day, we are going to have an India cultural day and other things going on. September 7 will be so busy here. I’m for any celebration involving flowers.

    1. That’s interesting to know . I love flowers too and wish I could grow them in my balcony. Alas the morning sun is too strong for them and I can just about manage some variegated potted plants 🙁

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